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EDMES Handbook:

East Derry Memorial Elementary School: Student/ Parent Handbook 2016 – 2017

Welcome to our school handbook online. In an effort to reduce the costs of producing a school handbook we have posted it online for you. You can access all the information in the regular handbook plus links to important information. The handbook contains information and explanations for all parents and students at East Derry.

Mission Statement from the Derry Cooperative School District 

The Derry Cooperative School District’s mission for school age children is to create a safe and successful learning environment for all students; one that fosters challenging situations, promotes self-worth, encourages learning as a lifelong activity, and produces healthy young adults who will contribute to society.  The school district is committed to ensuring that students possess the academic, social and technological skills necessary to strengthen decision making, teamwork, life skills and relationships.

Table of Contents

Principal's Letter    

Parent Signature PageDistrict Calendar
School Attendance/ Schedules

Arrival Dismissal
Lunch/ Recess Times
Inclement Weather
Power Announcement
School Closing
Delayed Opening
Early Release

Guidelines/ Rules/ Discipline 

Dress Code
Personal Items at School
Expected Student Behavior
Pupil Safety & Violence Prevention/ Bullying
The EDD Way
EDD Way Behavior Matrix
Minor & Major Behaviors Definitions
In-School Suspension
Suspension/ Expulsion
School Bus Conduct
School Programs

Extended Day
Food Service
Health Service
Extracurricular Programs
Supplemental Services
Field Trips
School Counseling
Parent Volunteer Program

Art, Music, & Physical /Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL Complaint Process
Parent- Teacher Conferences
Report Cards/ Progress Reports
Homework Tips

School Health & Safety 

Physical Examinations/ Immunizations
Emergency Cards
Emergency Drills
Safe School Zone

School/ District Policies

School Registration
Car Pick-Up Procedure (new)
Visitors to School
Lost and Found
Internet Use
Internet Publishing
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Attendance, Tardiness & Truancy Policy
 JH - Attendance, Tardiness and Truancy Policy
 JICK - Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention - Bullying
 INT Student - Technology Acceptable Use Policy for Students
Staff Conduct with Students
Weapons on School Property Policy

Displayed throughout our handbook are images of history tiles from our Derry history tile mural displayed in our school lobby... Created by the 4th grade students, 2008-2009 school year.

Derry Cooperative School District 

18 South Main St. Derry, NH 03038 


The Derry Cooperative School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. 

Any student, parent on behalf of their child, or employee who believes that he or she has a disability and thinks that accommodations are necessary to afford an equal opportunity for success, should contact their school Section 504 coordinator listed below for further information. 

The following Principal/Assistant Principals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Derry Village School                              Chris Hunt                                      432-1233 

East Derry Elementary School              Andy Chouinard                             432-1260 

Ernest P. Barka Elementary School       Dave Brown                                  434-2430 

Grinnell Elementary School                   Carrie Sindoni                               432-1238 

South Range School                             Michelle Cremone                          432-1219 

Gilbert H. Hood Middle School              Melissa Lance/ William Fox           432-1224 

West Running Brook Middle School      Mitch Edwards/Lorrie Belinsky      432-1250 

The following people are district-wide coordinators: 

Cara Kuehl                                                                       Lisa Long
18 So. Main St.                                                                18 So. Main St. 
Derry, NH 03038                                                              Derry, NH 03038 
603-432-1210                                                                  (603) 432-1210